I don’t watch sports. I don’t really play sports either; not how I care to spend my limited time. I do *believe* in sports though; I believe sports are important, that they are an integral and beautiful facet of the human condition. So I *read* about sports, sometimes. Kinda sounds silly and intellectual, to read more about such a physical activity than to actually participate, but there you go. Logic? Look elsewhere :-) .
That said, this is an *excellent* sports article; fantastic subject, wonderful use of language.